Articles tagged with: Turkey

Laura Cesaretti
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on : Tuesday, 22 Apr, 2014

Mindful Aid

Doctor Wissam works at the Crisis Intervention Center for Psychosocial Trauma in Kilis, a Turkish border town and well-travelled crossing point for both Syrian refugees and contraband dealers. Wissam is a Syrian psychiatrist who used to work at the Ibn Sina Hospital in Damascus before the violence erupted. He explains that the Ibn Sina, along with the Ibn Khaldoun hospital in Aleppo, were the two main psychiatric hospitals in the country, but both have now been destroyed in the conflict. Hun...

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Ahu Özyurt
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on : Monday, 21 Apr, 2014

Partners for Peace

The recent local elections in Turkey attracted several claims of irregularities, but one of the undisputed outcomes of the polls was the fact that the Kurds have become a political power to be reckoned with, both in Turkey’s southeast and beyond. The pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) took the provinces of Mardin, Bitlis and Ağrı from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), and increased the number of cities it won from eight to eleven. The party even sought to make a...

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Soner Cagaptay
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on : Wednesday, 16 Apr, 2014

The Liberals in Erdoğan’s Wake

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan may still be the most popular leader in Turkey, but the bloom is off the rose when it comes to his image as the man changing Turkey. That b...

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Mehmet Solmaz
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on : Tuesday, 15 Apr, 2014

Party Pilots

Now that the local elections are over, with a resounding victory for Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey is seeking the answer to a new question: will he run for the p...

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Laura Cesaretti
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on : Monday, 14 Apr, 2014

War-torn Education

The Syrian education system is being attacked on many fronts. The first onslaught was the loss of life and displacement of students and teachers. Those who remained in the war...

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Hannah Lucinda Smith
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on : Thursday, 10 Apr, 2014

Little Latakia

It is 11:30 pm on a Tuesday night, and Café Latakia is packed. Rows of men have crammed into the tiny darkened space, eyes fixed on the glowing screen that is the only source of l...

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Ali Hussein Bakeer
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on : Monday, 7 Apr, 2014

A Turkish Double Act

There are many people who would agree with the description of Abdullah Gül as being the cool logic to the fiery emotion of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Erdoğan is rooted in the wor...

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Barçin Yinanç
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on : Monday, 31 Mar, 2014

Triumphant and Unrepentant

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) incurred every assault imaginable in the lead up to Sunday’s municipal elections. Now those who voted against the AKP in...

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Iason Athanasiadis
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on : Friday, 28 Mar, 2014

City on the Brink

Friday dawn, March 21, 2014 Istanbul these days is suffused by a sense of the absurd. Its effervescent fin-de-sièclism assails the newly arrived visitor to the city from ...

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Nicholas Birch
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on : Monday, 24 Mar, 2014

Dividing a Nation

The ad the Justice and Development Party (AKP) commissioned for the local elections on March 30 shows a man walking up to a huge steel flagpole and cutting the metal wire insid...

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